In July 2022, Archie was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer that has a 40-50% chance of long-term survival at diagnosis.
His parents, Kevin Marcus and Kelly ‘Kai’, are asking for help to raise £154,000 for Archie to enrol on the DFMO study in Charlotte, North Carolina, which they hope will give him the best shot of keeping his cancer away. Archie needs to access this treatment without delay once he completes his frontline treatment in October 2023. This trial is not currently available on the NHS.
To help raise money for Archie, Sophie who works across Your Voice, Equip and Employability will be joining Archie’s family, on Saturday 30th September, in The Park Trust’s Milton Keynes 25 mile Challenge Walk.
Starting in one of their semi-ancient woodlands, Howe Park Wood, the 25-mile route will take them through the Tattenhoe Valley, to Furzton Lake and on to Lodge Lake. They will pass through Great Linford Manor Park and join the Grand Union Canal onto Campbell Park. The final part will follow the River Ouzel, through Ouzel Valley Park, concluding at Caldecotte Lake.
You can support Sophie in this sponsored walk, by donating to Archie’s fundraising page on the Solving Kids’ Cancer UK website here.
You can also donate by text, just send the word ARCHIE followed by any whole amount (up to £20) to 70450.
By sponsoring Sophie, you could help this family access the treatment Archie needs. Here’s a video which explains more about Archie’s story.